Calendar of Events

VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM

For those who enjoy interacting with other artistic talents, come join our Open Art Studio, which we have nicknamed OASis --  or one of our special Art Workshops or classes -- at the North Shores Improvement Association Community Center at 120 Meadow Avenue.  The Portrait Class and Plein Air are new to 2018!  First session free!  For more information, just stop by, or contact: [email protected].  Fran Windeler, (614) 560-1672.

 Schedule

Open Art OASis – weekly – Wednesday – 12 to 3

Portrait Class – January only, Wednesdays, 5 to 9 – Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Family Art Workshop –Monthly, 2nd Sunday – 2 to 4

Plein Air Instruction – Monthly, 2nd Tuesday – 12:30 to 3:30

Every Wed * 12 to 3 * (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
ART OASis STUDIO
At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. [email protected]  (614) 560-1672.

Four Wednesdays in Jan * 5 to 9  (Jan 10, 17, 24, 31)
PORTRAIT CLASS
At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. [email protected] (614) 560-1672.

Mon * Jan 8 * 9 to 11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
Second Monday.  At the Airport Conference Center.  Government watch dog organization.  North Shores and South Ponte Vera were both charter members.  SJCRoundtable.org.  315-3288.

Tues * Jan 9 * 12:30 to 3:30
PLEIN AIR INSTRUCTION
Meet at the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. [email protected]

Fri * Jan 12 * 7 p.m.
BINGO SOCIAL
Second Friday.  At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  See under Recurring Events.  Fun, laughter and reap rewards for all ages.  If you would like to help coordinate in order to have more than once a month, contact:  819-0879.

Fri * Jan 12 * 7 to 10 p.m.
CLUSTERPLUCK
Bluegrass old time jam session at DOS Coffee and Wine, 300 San Marco (342-2421, DOSbar.com.  DOS has Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.  20% off wine and beer by the glass.

Sun * Jan 14 * 2 to 4 p.m.
FAMILY ART WORKSHOP
At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. [email protected]

Wed * Jan 17 * 4 to 5 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET
Third Wednesdays.  At the Hampton Inn.  4 p.m. Updates Town Center, commercial and cultural projects.  “The best is yet to come.” 

Sat * Mar 17 * 7:30 a.m.
VILANO BEACH 5K & 10K RUN OVER THE BRIDGE

Vinny’s Pizza located in the Camachee Cove shops is our primary sponsor this year.   Join our other sponsors.  This is a wonderful marketing opportunity for other businesses to show support for the community and participate.  Contact Fran at [email protected], (614) 560-1672.

We are getting prepped for the 22nd Year of Running the Bridge, and would like to convey our excitement for this event to you.  It will happen on St. Patrick’s Day this year, March 17.  This chip-timed course is a scenic loop over the Vilano Bridge with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and beaches.  The new 10K will also wind through the lovely Camachee and Porpoise Point neighborhoods.  The Mile Fun Run immediately follows, as well as a lively “Party in the Park”.

This event supports North Shores community projects.  Half the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for their part in helping post-hurricane victims.  Early discounted registration: http://1stplacesports.com/races/vilanobridgerun.

Fri & Sat * Apr 20, 21
VILANO FEST 2018
Mark your calendars for the best weekend event of the year. 
The dates are Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21.

The event brings back for the second year the Sea Turtle Soiree (1920s themed party on the Vilano pier) and the Tour of Homes.  The Dish and Fish on Saturday is now MusicFest, a day of great local bands and food.

You may recall from last year our goals for this event (in partnership with Vilano Beach Main Street) are to:  * Celebrate Vilano Beach and its rich heritage * Have fun with our neighbors * Raise funds to improve lighting and walkability throughout the community.

Tickets go on sale in January and the VilanoFest committee is seeking volunteers for this fun filled event!  We look forward to celebrating with you again this year. 

For more information, purchasing tickets, and registering to volunteer, go to www.vilanofest.com.  For vendor applications, reach out to Sallie O’Hara at [email protected] or 904 540 0402.  For sponsorships, contact Elisa Hill at [email protected]  Contact: Andy Hill, Event Chair, [email protected]

 

 

 

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Every Wednesday * 12 to 3 p.m.
VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
OPEN ART STUDIO
 
Self guided sessions, meet other artists, share ideas.  Tables and chairs supplied, bring your own supplies.  First session free.  At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact Fran at [email protected].  (614) 560-1672.

Mondays & Thursdays * 8 a.m.
Every Saturday * 8:30 am & 9:30 am
PILATES CLASSES
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, including abdominals, lower back, hips and gluts.  Your teacher is Michele Green, [email protected].  (972) 824-8777.

Calendar for GTM Research Reserve Education Center events
Exploring our environment.  Guided Hikes, Beach Walks, Lectures.  For updated activities, go to www.gtmnerr.org or call 823-4500. 

Saturdays * 9 am
NORTH FLORIDA BIKE CLUB RALLY
They ride regularly on Saturdays, except third Saturday, starting at Vilano Publix parking lot.  They take a warm up loop around Porpoise Point before heading over the Bridge. Cyclists of all abilities welcome with a guaranteed 35 mile B pace ride as well as a 48 mile option.  Contact Mark (973) 219-1092 or Penni (501-5037.

Every Sunday * 10:00 am & 11:00 am
CHURCH AT VILANO
10 am Bible Study, 10:45 am Coffee social, 11:00 Worship & Communion. Every Wednesday * 7 pm Prayer & Bible Study. At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue & Church House at 121 Meadow Avenue. 904- 808-8304

2nd Sat & Sun of each month * 12:30 pm to 4 pm
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS at VILANO BOAT RAMP
12:30 to 4 pm * SAFETY VESSEL CHECKS at Vilano Boat Ramp, weather permitting, by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7. No charge. Prevent any citations for required items. Decal awarded. 904-347-5757.  www.safetyseal.net.

PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES
Go to www.sjcpls.org/content/main-library for offerings at our Main Library location such as yoga, stretching, seniors vs. crime, AARP tax assistance, after school gaming and science lab, story times for babies, toddlers, preschool, PC and internet. 904-827-6931 Note: new hours Mon. & Tues. 11 am to 7 pm; Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 10 am to 6 pm; Sat. 10am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays.

Every Friday 11:30am
A A Meeting
North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.